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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | | May 4, 2012
A retired U.S. intelligence officer is among five Republican candidates seeking two seats on the Berkeley County Council in Tuesday's primary election. Edward “Ed” Wilson, 67, of Falling Waters, W.Va., is running unopposed in the Potomac District, but still must receive more votes than the winner of at least one of two contested district races to advance to the general election on Nov. 6. “While I am - and always have been - a conservative, I will seek to represent all citizens of Berkeley County, regardless of party affiliation,” Wilson said in a news release.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | May 2, 2012
State Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, will have a Democratic challenger in his bid for re-election this fall. A Gettysburg, Pa., man who announced a last-minute write-in campaign prior to the April 24 primary election appears to have secured enough votes to run in the Nov. 6 general election. Unofficial election results indicate Bruce Neylon had approximately 1,021 votes and will appear on ballots for Pennsylvania's 33rd Senate District. Alloway, who was first elected in 2008, appeared unopposed on Republican primary ballots.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | April 24, 2012
Polls opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday for a Pennsylvania primary election that is largely focused on statewide races, including a five-way race between Republican candidates seeking the nomination to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey. Other statewide ballot choices include attorney general and auditor general candidates. Polls for Franklin County's 75 voting precincts are open until 8 p.m. In Franklin County, races for state officeholders representing the county feature mostly unopposed incumbent candidates.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | | April 24, 2012
More than 110,000 registered voters in the Eastern Panhandle can cast their ballot for the May 8 West Virginia primary election as early as Wednesday, the first of 10 days to vote early. The three early voting locations in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties open at 9 a.m. Residents can cast their ballot at the Berkeley County Voter Registration office at 110 W. King St. in Martinsburg, the Jefferson County Courthouse at 100 E. Washington St. in Charles Town, W.Va., and the Morgan County Courthouse at 77 Fairfax St. in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | April 14, 2012
Voter turnout is expected to be high, but choices in local races few, when polls open for Pennsylvania's primary election on Tuesday, April 24. Franklin County, Pa., election officials anticipate the presidential race could drive voters to the polls from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. However, races for state office-holders representing the county feature mostly unopposed incumbent candidates. State lawmakers who filed for re-election include Todd Rock, a Republican who represents the 90th House District; Richard Alloway, a Republican who represents the 33rd Senate District; and Rob Kauffman, a Republican who represents the 89th House District.
By GEORGE MICHAEL | April 13, 2012
President Obama and presidential candidate Mitt Romney won their respective Democratic and Republican primaries in Maryland last week. No surprises there. What was surprising, very surprising in fact, were the results in the 6th Congressional District. Republican Roscoe Bartlett and Democrat John Delaney won their races by 22 percent and 25 percent, respectively. It was expected that both races would be closer. The biggest losers from last week had to be Gov. Martin O'Malley and state Sen. Rob Garagiola.
April 4, 2012
Complete, but unofficial, results of local, district and statewide races in Tuesday's 2012 Maryland primary election (candidates in boldface are the projected nominees):   Hagerstown City Council ( With early voting and 18 of 18 Washington County precincts reporting ) Democrats Kristin B. Aleshire - 1,390 Lewis C. Metzner (i) - 1,217 Penny Nigh - 1,124 William Breichner (i) - 1,114 Martin Brubaker (i)
By DAVE McMILLION | | April 3, 2012
The head of the county election board had predicted up to a 40 percent voter turnout in Washington County in Tuesday's primary elections, but with light activity at polls during the day, she lowered that prediction to 20 to 25 percent by Tuesday night. With only seven of the county's 54 precincts reporting as of about 9:15 p.m., Kaye E. Robucci, director of the Washington County Board of Elections, could only offer a rough estimate of voter turnout. Robucci said she based her 20 percent to 25 percent turnout prediction on the fact that voting was light at polls in the early part of the day. “Usually, we have people lined up at the door, and it just wasn't there,” Robucci said.
January 6, 2012
People who want to run in this year's local, state and federal primary elections have only a few more days to file as candidates. The filing deadline is 9 p.m. on Wednesday, which is 83 days before the April 3 primaries. All candidates for state and federal offices must file at the Maryland State Board of Elections at 151 West St. in Annapolis. The state has authorized two local boards of elections - in Washington and Wicomico counties - to be satellite locations for candidates filing to run for delegate to the national convention.
November 9, 2011
Garagiola's views are contradictory To the editor: Now that Sen. Robert Garagiola, D-Montgomery, has announced his intentions to run for Congress, the voters of Western Maryland should know where he stands.   According to The Herald-Mail, he “downplayed his party affiliation.”  This is in stark contrast to his record in Annapolis, where as the majority leader representing the Democratic party, he was the prime sponsor of both the gas tax and homosexual marriage, supported state tax dollars for illegal immigrants, has sponsored gun bans and, in 2007, voted for the largest tax increase in Maryland's history.
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